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MANAGING INVASIVE PLANTS: Concepts, Principles, and Practices

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Module Development

  • The Center for Invasive Management developed the content of the modules with input and information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Thanks to the following for reviewing drafts of the content:
  • USFWS staff: G Block, P Clifford, D Dinkler, J Ericson, S Grace, S Henry, M Lusk, L Lyon, D Moore, J Niemann, T Parson, D Savignano, L Sollman, J Taylor, C Trosen, F Wetzel
  • D Barnett (Colorado State Univ.), B Nowierski (USDA/CSREES), B Olson (Montana State Univ.), T Prather (Univ. of Idaho)
  • Symbols used to create diagrams are the courtesy of the Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
  • Home page photo credits: J & K Hollingsworth, G Gentry, and J Clark /USFWS, V Saab/USFS RMRS, BLM
  • The website was designed by Earthtalk Studios